This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have a gender dysphoria or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.
Questioning your gender identity is natural. And it’s common to identify as non-binary, transgender, or gender nonconforming.
It can be freeing and affirming to realize that your gender exists outside of the binary of man or woman or male or female. But sometimes this experience can be discomforting.
Gender dysphoria refers to a distressing disconnect in how you express your gender today vs. your assigned sex at birth. This feeling is experienced by children, teens, and adults around the world.
If your experience with gender is negatively affecting your mental health, you may be living with symptoms of gender dysphoria.
This short quiz is designed for anyone who wants to see whether their life experiences are similar to those among people who live with gender dysphoria.
If you question your gender identity or want to find out if you may be living with gender dysphoria, consider taking this quiz.
This quiz is not a diagnostic tool. It is not designed to diagnose gender dysphoria or take the place of a professional diagnosis.
Your test results can, however, offer deeper insight into your experience with gender. They can also help you figure out whether you may want to speak with a therapist about your gender identity or symptoms of gender dysphoria.
The more honestly you answer the questions, the more accurate your results may be.
What is gender dysphoria?
Gender dysphoria is a feeling of distress when your sex assigned at birth (male or female) does not align with your desired gender identity, how you feel on the inside, or want to express yourself on the outside.
How do I know if I have gender dysphoria?
Everyone experiences gender dysphoria differently. Common signs of gender dysphoria may include low self-esteem, feeling insecure about your sex characteristics, or wanting to express a different gender identity through fashion or pronouns.
Can gender dysphoria be diagnosed?
Gender dysphoria is a diagnosis officially recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It used to be referred to as “gender identity disorder” but has since been changed to reduce stigma and emphasize that being transgender is not considered to be a mental health condition.
Why do I feel like I have gender dysphoria?
You may feel like you have gender dysphoria for many reasons. Maybe your current gender identity doesn’t feel validating to you anymore or your physical characteristics don’t affirm how you feel mentally or emotionally. A mental health professional can help you discover the root cause of your gender dysphoria and support you along your gender identity journey.
How can I cope with gender dysphoria?
It’s possible to manage gender dysphoria. You can contact support hotlines, meditate, use different pronouns, try hormone therapy, or speak with a therapist who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ people to discuss your experience. If you’re unsure where to start, you can check out the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists or visit Psych Central’s hub on finding mental health and support.